It’s often said that what matters is the singer, not the song, which is why music fans are still moved by Bing Crosby’s rendition of "99 Bottles of Beer." Savor a voice that could sing the phone book with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to Christmas with The Vogues and The Shades of Blue at the Riviera Theatre on Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. (a $25 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For one very special evening, Christmas with The Vogues and The Shades of Blue escorts music fans to simpler times, as two of the most enduring vocal acts in pop history infuse classic holiday songs with swooning doo-wop and expert harmonies. The Vogues, inductees in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, have thrived for decades as human singing telegrams with lung parcels of good news. In a Christmas-spirited live performance, the collective wraps its voices around holiday chestnuts, shaming carolers and choirs with their mighty larynxes and euphonic expertise. Fellow crooning cabal The Shades of Blue sways Kris Kringles with walls of bulletproof doo-wop, sharp choreography, and a winning sound referred to as blue-eyed soul. Best known for its handclap-laden hit “Oh How Happy,” The Shades of Blue generously shares its joy of singing in a set that celebrates life, romance, and music without the need for racy pyrotechnics or electronic swear jars. Both groups grace the stage of the historic Riviera Theatre, adorned with opulent touches such as a dazzling chandelier and crimson curtains suspended above each entryway.